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Ancient Rome Colosseum Underground with Arena Floor Access & Roman Forum Tour

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  • Gain full access to Rome’s Colosseum, including areas typically off-limits
  • Avoid waits of up to three hours with a skip-the-line ticket
  • Explore the underground gladiator and animal chambers
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Ancient Rome Colosseum Underground with Arena Floor Access & Roman Forum Tour
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Overview
The droves of visitors the Colosseum attracts are testament to its status as a Rome icon, but you can enhance your experience on a skip-the-line tour that not only allows you to bypass most of the waiting, but also includes visits to typically off-limits areas. Explore the underground gladiator chambers, stand in the arena, and hear tales of the contests from a guide. Plus, tick off the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on a walking tour.
What to Expect
After booking your desired departure time, meet your guide outside the Colosseum and bypass long ticket lines often in excess of two hours.

Once inside, you'll explore the Colosseum’s subterranean chambers and pits. These are typically off-limits and only accessible to a select number of visitors daily, so this tour lets you view more than most people get to see.

As you explore, hear about the gladiators and wild animals that waited here before fights, and then ascend to the arena floor. While most visitors are only allowed around the perimeter, you will stand on the remaining floor, where you can see the underground chambers.

Afterward, walk to the nearby Roman Forum, once the city’s political hub. Enjoy views of the ruins before climbing Palatine Hill, the residential area of ancient Rome’s elites, and gaze down at the Circus Maximus chariot circuit.

Your tour concludes on the Via Sacra, ancient Rome’s principal thoroughfare.

Please note: The order of sites visited may be reversed during your tour.
Reviews (3,069)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Organised and memorable

This was well worth the forethought of pre-booking because it was an excellent tour. I had been to the Colosseum previously in the summer and didn't fancy waiting in line, and also wanted to see the underground this time. We went in late November so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shayla O
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Overrated and not worth it during the off season

While the tour person did a fine job, it doesn’t justify the price of this tour. The underground was extremely disappointing and too much hype. It’s nothing more than just a place where gladiators entered and animals stayed. There wasn’t much to see and we...More

2  Thank ble1989
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi ble1989, Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you liked our guide. On the other hand, we are sorry to learn that you were not happy with the overall Colosseum Underground experience. The Colosseum underground tour with City Wonders gives...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour well led

This is the first pre booked tour we have been on and it was pleasantly surprising. It was well run and Jaber our tour leader was knowledgeable and passionate. At 3.5 hours I thought my 11 year old son would become bored, but he remarked...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Lazy_Lee_and_Mad_Mat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Highlight of our trip

This tour was absolutely amazing and worth every penny! Being able to walk through something built 2000 years ago was amazing. The tour guide really painted the picture of what life was like back then and what the experience would have been for the animals/slaves...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank DustinC725
Reviewed 5 November 2018
Colosseum

Both times we have visited Rome both times we have booked the underground tours and learned something knew each time. Underground gives you even more of a perspective of how the mechanics of the colosseum works and the importance of it, it gives you the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank aussietravelers1
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Response from Laura O | Reviewed this property |
It’s a 3 hour tour
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There were 12 in our group.
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Yes, the entire area surrounding the Colliseum, Palatine Hill, Forum. Then we roamed afterwards for another two hours. Most important is that the guide new her history.
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